Post Number: 641
|Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 3:17 am: |
I'm seriously considering adding a filter my Orion, and I was hoping to be able to do this myself. I don't have a filter and q-switch yet, but they shouldn't be too hard to find.
Another option is only replacing the treble for a filter, leaving the bass control where it is. My Elan had Persuader electronics and I discovered that I didn't really miss having the q-switch. To be able to boost bass while shaping tone with the filter would be great!
Would a combination of bass + filter work technically, and not interfere with each other? And again, is it just a case of one-on-one (no soldering) replacing the treble control with the filter, or is there more to it?
Post Number: 631
|Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 9:04 am: |
I think that the bass and treble control is a single unit, and not really separable without some serious work.
You should be able to daisy chain a filter in after the bass and treble controls, however.
And I know that Alembic will sell you a filter + switch to replace the bass and treble controls.
I had another thread around here entitled "Ghetto East meets West" with the idea of adding a filter to my Epic's existing electronics.
When I was at the recent get together, I asked Ron about it, and he confirmed that it is doable (but might require some soldering).
Post Number: 648
|Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 11:38 pm: |
Thanks Bradley! It's a big dilemma. I love the Orion's natural sound, and I've got a SF-2 for every imaginable filter sound. But still I think I prefer filter/q instead of bass/treble. With previous Alembics I constantly played with the filter/q settings to find the 'tone of the day'. It's just that I'd love to be able to add bottom to the filter sound with the bass control.